Summer is here! And today in Southern California, the temperatures are making it known. It may just be me, but summer has never really been my favorite time of year. Maybe it’s because I grew up in South Florida, where it’s summer year round. But I prefer fall and winter; I like cozy months.
With that being said, because I grew up in such a warm tropical climate, and also because I’ve lived in the desert for the past 6 years…I’ve discovered a ton of great products that will save you in these hot summer months.
COR Facial Soap-
COR Facial Soap is a MIRACLE in the summer months. With the heat, sweat, and/or humidity, your skin is much more prone to breakouts. That’s where COR comes in. It’s called the “silver soap” because it’s made with colloidal silver along with Hyaluronic Acid, Pomegranate Extract, Vitamins, Aloe, Jojoba, and much much more. The colloidal silver is antibacterial, which keeps breakouts at bay, and the hydrating ingredients keep your skin smooth. I started using COR soap in high school, and have recommended it to SO many people who all thank me intensely. I now alternate between COR Soap in the summer and Arcona’s White Tea Cleanser in the winter. Here is a link where you can find both:
Where to Buy: COR Soap: http://amzn.to/2rANE85
Where to Buy: Arcona WhiteTea Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2roWUs1
2. Maybelline Falsies Mascara-Waterproof
I use Maybelline Falsies Mascara everyday as part of my daily makeup routine, but for beach days or vacations this is a perfect product. You can even swim with it on, and it won’t budge. Try it for yourself!
Where to Buy: http://shopstyle.it/l/8hv
3. Earth Science Deep Conditioning Olive and Avocado Hair Masque
If there was one MIRACLE hair care product I’ve used in my life it is this one! (Well this, and Olaplex if we’re getting technical). I realize that is a big statement to make, but this will save you from that terrible salty, chlorinated, frizzy, dry, summer hair! I first used this hair masque when I was on a shoot in San Diego in 90 degree weather. The stylists had curled, and re curled, and hair sprayed, and brushed, and teased my hair for 4 days straight. Top that off with being in the sun for 8 hours a day shooting, and my hair was in BAD shape. I happened to also get a sunburn, so on my way to whole foods to get my sunburn remedy (read below for that), I saw this hair masque and felt the need to try it in desperate hopes of being able to brush my hair that night. This masque not only hydrated my hair, but made it silky smooth and shiny. I was able to comb through it in the shower with this conditioner in, and I’ve been using it ever since! It also smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! With olive and avocado being in the name I wasn’t sure if it would smell all that great, but it does! Also, it’s less than $10!
Where to Buy: http://shopstyle.it/l/8jf
4. Supergoop! Super Correct Daily CC Cream SPF 35
Not only does this hydrate and protect, it also covers any imperfections, pores, and gives you a flawless complexion. This replaces my foundation during the summer months because it works just as well, and I feel like it’s lighter on my skin. It’s also paraben free, fragrance free, petrochemical free, and oxybenzone free.
Where to Buy: http://shopstyle.it/l/8iu
5. NYX Butter Gloss
I’m the first to admit I’m a little late to the NYX party. Everyone has been talking about NYX products for so long, and a makeup artist used a NYX lip color on me last week and I was hooked. These butter glosses are SO hydrating during the tough summer months and they have a medium, creamy coverage and no stickiness whatsoever! I got the color Madeline, which on the website looks brown, but it’s actually a really pretty dusty rose color. I HIGHLY recommend these! The only downside is the lack of SPF, but if you put an SPF balm under you should be good to go! Also, these are only $5!
Where to Buy: http://shopstyle.it/l/8iF
6. Caudalie Divine Oil
One of my favorite Birchbox finds- EVER! I have bought this now multiple times and start to panic when I see it running low. This extremely hydrating body oil smells amazing and gives you a nice silky glow. Made with Grape Oil, Vitamin E, Hibiscus, and Argan Oils, this body oil is beyond luxurious. The smell reminds me of being on vacation in Hawaii. The perfect solution for dry, sun damaged skin, and guaranteed to make any tan look better!
Where to Buy: http://shopstyle.it/l/8jF
I hope you have the change to try one, or all of my favorite summer products, and let me know what your summer must-have’s are too! For more lifestyle, beauty, and makeup ideas check out my Youtube Channel, linked above! Happy summer!